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藝術節開幕節目 傾城之戀 Adaptation Fredric Mao, Edward Lam Director Fredric Mao   Composer/ Lyricist Chung Chi-wing Special Guset Artists Tse Kwan-ho, So Yuk-wa, Alice Lau
Festival Opening Performance   A Hong Kong Repertory Theatre Production in celebration of its 25th anniversary
Love in a Fallen City
A Tug-of-War of Love between Fan and Bai
Original Novel Eileen Chang
Original Script Chan Koon-chung
Choreographer Yuri Ng
Set Designer Kelvin Tsang
Costume Designer John Chan
Lighting Designer Leo Cheung
Video Designer Wong Chi-fai

Is this a place of romance where lovers prattle?
Or is this a casino where Bai Liusu gambles her happiness?
Or is this a game of tug-of-war in which both lovers trying to win the other side over?
Love in a Fallen City is the best-known novel of Eileen Chang. Unlike common love stories, Fan Liuyuan and Bai Liusu are no Romeo and Juliet. Their love is in fact more like a game of tug-of-war, both trying to win the other side over. They are not sympathetic lovers but enterprising gamblers. Based on the original script by Chan Koon-chung, Fredric Mao and Edward Lam will create a whole new version of the play. It is endowed with a new point of view on the love game front and the relationship between men and women through the powerful mixture of story-telling, music and dance.
Director Fredric Mao employs the elements of music and dance not simply to enhance the plot, but aims to further develop a new performing style on the modern stage. By using the role of a narrator / singer in the production, Mao will direct his audience to see this love affair from a different angle and with a contemporary touch.
In 1987, the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre celebrated the Silver Jubilee of the Hong Kong City Hall by staging the original version of Love in a Fallen City. This time, the Theatre also celebrates its 25th Anniversary by staging the rewritten play.
This production will represent Hong Kong in "The 4th Chinese Drama Festival" in Macau in November.
Cantonese with Chinese surtitles and English synopsis.
Hong Kong Repertory Theatre is subvented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department

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Seating Plan
18 Oct
Fri 7:30pm
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre

$260 $180 $100
20 Oct
Sun 7:30pm
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre

$260 $180 $100
22-28 Oct
Tue-Mon 7:30pm
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre

$260 $180 $100
26 Oct
Sat 2:30pm
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre

$260 $180 $100
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